FAQs About Medical Assistants
Here are several of the most frequently asked questions about Medical Assistant career training at Everest:
Q. How do I prepare for the Certified Medical Assistant test?
A. A variety of national and regional certified medical assistant (CMA)/ Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) test organizations exist, and many require the school to be accredited. At Everest, all of our schools are institutionally accredited while many of our Medical Assistant programs are programmatically accredited by either CAAHEP or ABHES approved. If a graduate wishes to become a CMA or a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), such as through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) with CAAHEP or ABHES or American Medical Technologists (AMT), the program must be CAAHEP or ABHES approved accredited in order for the graduate to take the test. Check with your local campus Admission Representative for more information as to which test your school's program accreditation allows.
Q. How long does the medical assistant program take to complete?
A. The medical assistant program can be completed in under a year. Programs may vary by campus.
Q. What type of career can I expect?
A. Outpatient care centers and doctors' offices are just a few of the venues where you can pursue entry-level employment. Your own hard work, attitude and experience will also play an important role in future employment opportunities.
Q. How comprehensive is the school's support system?
A. Very. Everest is there every step of the way in helping students make the adjustment in pursuing a higher education.
Q. Will the school I choose help me find employment?
A. Everest is dedicated to helping you find employment in your field of choice. While employment is never guaranteed, Everest is committed in helping you make the best presentation possible with respect to your interviewing skills and cover letter and resume effectiveness.
Q. Is the school I wish to attend respected by the Industry?
A. Everest is accredited. This means programs and teaching facilities have been approved by the industry professionals who set the rules.
Q. What can I do with a diploma in medical assisting?
A. An Everest medical assistant diploma means you've met the training standards that qualify you to pursue entry-level employment in your field.
Q. What is a medical assistant and what exactly does one do?
A. Medical assistants help health care professionals by attending patients and providing front or back end office support. Contact a school representative to find out about additional career possibilities.
Q. How much do medical assistants make?
A. Medical assistant salaries or wages may vary depending on location, experience and work ethic. An Everest representative can be of help in providing more information.
We know you may have a lot more questions, please contact us by calling or filling out our contact form. We will occasionally update this page with more questions and answers as we get more of your questions!